The Beta weekend for Guild Wars 2 will be kicking off next week as ArenaNet spoil their pre-order purchasers.
Word has come out that for everyone who has already purchased Guild Wars 2, they will be able to participate in the beta weekend which starts on the 8th June and ends on the 10th June.
They have also announced that any characters made from the previous beta weekend will still be playable, so players can continue to build their characters.
The lead producer, Chris Whiteside also added
“In addition to sharing this news with you, I want to convey a massive ‘thank you’ to all of you for playing in our beta events so far. The participation and enthusiasm we’ve seen has exceeded our expectations, and we’re all very grateful and appreciative here at the studio. Your support during our first Beta Weekend Event and throughout development has been instrumental in getting us prepared for launch and helping us take massive steps in the evolution of Guild Wars 2 as a whole. You, our community, are an integral part of the development process, and Guild Wars 2simply would not be what it is today without you.
“Your participation is even more important when you consider that we take our beta events very seriously in terms of our development strategy. At ArenaNet, ‘beta event’ means exactly that—it’s a development-centric event in which we test our systems, discover new and exciting bugs, and get pivotal feedback from our testers about what is going in the right direction and what isn’t.”
The release date is most likely to be announced at E3 next week.